I visited Mughal Gardens (finally!!) on a Saturday morning. I did face some trouble of being absolutely clueless when I went there, so I have decided to write this blog to give all the possible information before you plan a visit to the gardens. So keep reading! 🙂
There was a tweet from the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, that Mughal Gardens are open for public from February 5th – March 8th 2020. After reading this tweet, I decided to go during the mid of February so that the weather won’t be chilly nor hot. Weekends are usually crowded and a lot of schools plan to take their kids for a visit to the gardens on Saturdays, so you can expect a lot of crowd. I am not too sure of the crowd on weekdays though but I believe it could be lesser than the weekends. So below are my points of observation –
Timings: 10AM to 4PM (open on all days except Monday)
Plan to reach a little early because parking is quite much of an issue here. I reached at 9:15AM, so parking was easy to find but I still had to wait in a line to get into the gardens.
Good if you have booked online: https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/rbvisit_mughal.aspx
Although entry is free, there are separate queues for people who have booked online and for people who haven’t. People who had booked online were allowed to enter first. I hadn’t thought enough so hadn’t made any booking online, but I went there quite early so I didn’t face too much of an issue in terms of waiting. Also if you are booking online, at least book 1-2 days in advance.
Address in Google Maps might mess you up
When you type “Mughal Gardens” on Google Maps, it doesn’t take you to the main entry gate. So you can type “North Avenue Police Station” on Google Maps and then enter through Gate No. 35.
Do NOT carry any luggage with you
Before standing in the main queue to enter the gardens, you would have to get into another queue and scan whatever you are carrying with you and believe me that line was huge!! So it’s best to not carry any purse/luggage. You can just carry some cash, a debit card (if needed), your car/bike keys and your phone.
Cameras/DSLRs are NOT allowed
It’s bad, I know! All the time inside the gardens while clicking photos of the flowers, I missed my DSLR but there was nothing I could do about it. I had to manage with my phone and I made sure to keep it fully charged before my visit to the gardens.
Carry shades/caps and apply sunscreen
I was in by 10:15AM and was in the gardens for about an hour and a half, and it became really sunny towards the end of my visit.
Time for some PHOTOS! ENJOYYYY 🙂
All in all, I would say people in Delhi MUST visit this Garden. It is absolutely gorgeous and if you a nature lover like me, you will not regret visiting this. It is definitely a treat to your eyes! I hope you enjoyed this blog. Do let me know in the comments section! For all of you who have visited the gardens, please let me know about your experience.